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McDonalds to sponsor Australian Starcraft II World Championship Series

Fast food giant McDonalds last week announced a partnership with Blizzard to plaster their trademark Golden Arches across the Starcraft II World Championship Series in Australia. Mcdonald’s will have naming rights, branding, content integration and on the ground content activations, although the specific format that activation will take hasn’t yet …

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StarCraft gets first patch since 2009, now free to download for all

StarCraft has just received its first patch in eight years, and celebrated the occasion by making StarCraft and it’s expansion, Brood War, free to download too. None of this is entirely unexpected. In 2016 a StarCraft patch labelled 1.17 appeared on Blizzard’s FTP site, vanishing before it ever went live. …

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Blizzard announces StarCraft Remastered

After months of rumours and speculation Blizzard has finally confirmed that it is working on a remaster of the original StarCraft and its Brood War expansion.  Blizzard president Mike Morhaime made the announcement over in Korea, where Brood War was the catalyst for the start of the major eSports boom …

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StarCraft legend Jaedong has retired from pro play

Lee "Jaedong" Jae Dong, one of the most recognisable names in the world of StarCraft, has retired from competitive play after an 11 year career. Jaedong was a member of Evil Geniuses, and was considered to be one of the best StarCraft players of all time. His rivalry with Lee …

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Blizzard: We hope fans will love Overwatch as much as Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo

Publisher Blizzard hopes that its brand new shooter IP Overwatch becomes one of its pillar franchises. Speaking to MCV, senior game designer Michael Chu said that his aspiration is for Overwatch to be up there with Blizzard’s other huge IP, such as Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo. Overwatch launched on May …

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Blizzard aims to restore Starcraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II for modern PCs

Blizzard is seeking a senior software engineer to bring some of its classic games up to proper working order for modern computers. Polygonreports on the listing, which name drops Starcraft, Diablo II, and Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. All three are currently supported on Battle.net, but Blizzard is looking to …

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Players banned for life as another match-fixing scandal rocks Korean StarCraft

Twelve people have been indicted by Korean authorities for match-fixing in StarCraft 2, including two pro players and head coach of PRIME, Park "Gerrard" Wae-Sik. Choi "YoDa" Byeon-Heon (pictured) and Choi "BBoongBBoong" Jong-Hyuk (AKA B4) have been handed lifetime bans by the Korean e-Sports Association (KeSPA) and arrested by police. …

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